Acting Talent looked very promising on her debut at Navan in May but has been beaten when odds-on in her two recent runs. Swift Action was also an odds-on chance when beaten at Naas when today's rival Cottrell was just in front of her. Barbados Bob reappears after a very long lay-off and has never raced on fast ground so this could go to the newcomer FIOSRACH, a half-brother to a couple of winners and hailing from a yard who have no problems getting one ready.
Barbados Bob (USA) 5-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, close 6th and effort entering straight, no impression from 1 1/2f out, one pace, 7th of 8, 4l behind Ballyorban (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Cottrell 10-1 (9-8) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind So Devoted (9-7) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gd.
Fiosrach (IRE) Bachelor Duke gelding out of Saana.
Salvado (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 12, 20l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Beuno Cailin (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, 12th of 14, 29l behind Circle (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gs in Aug '12.
Elusive Sally (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away and towards rear early, progress before halfway, soon ridden, 5th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 7l behind She's Not Simple (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jul.
South Ring (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, 7th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 19, 5l behind Doonard Prince (9-3) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65.
Acting Talent (USA) 9-10fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Cool Power (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll stks gd.
Paple Blessing (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders and 7th entering straight, soon ridden and no extra under 2f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Lake District (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn stks gd.
Playful Promises (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt and went left start, chased winner until edged left over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 39l behind Funding Deficit (9-5) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Swift Action (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Raced behind leaders, 7th halfway, niggled along and progress into 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind She's Not Simple (9-0) at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jul.
What A Picture 66-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, stumbled and ran wide off home turn, soon no impression, 12th of 14, 27l behind Bronte (9-0) at Roscommon 7f fll mdn stks gs in Jun.